News

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Philips Hue LED lighting gets a new dimmer control

Device can be mounted on the wall or detached and used as a handheld remote.

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Swatch CEO needs to stop talking and start shipping

Nick Hayek’s provocations of Apple are looking increasingly sad as Swatch fails to ship or even demonstrate the product it’s been talking about for months.

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Microsoft's Cortana launches on Android with public beta

Microsoft's virtual assistant is ready to help you with reminders, flight information, and to sort through other life details that can clutter up your day.

Silicon Roundabout has a gender imbalance - where are all the women directors?

Only 18 percent of board-level positions held by women, analysis finds

PERIPHERALS

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Microsoft's MobileFusion app makes 3D scans, but it may never come to market

Apparently Microsoft's researchers get to have all the fun.

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Report: Apple Watch will track your health data with sensor-equipped 'smart bands'

A new report claims that Apple will release Apple Watch 2 in 2016 and unveil new sensor-equipped smart bands.

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Comcast plans for nationwide 1-gigabit cable service by 2018

Comcast will offer higher-speed cable service to complement its fiber-to-the-home rollout.

TELECOMMUNICATION | CONSUMER ELECTRONICS

Sprint fires back at T-Mobile with perpetual iPhone upgrade program

As new iPhones loom, Sprint is joining T-Mobile in trying to rope in new subscribers with a perpetual upgrade offer.

GAMES

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Windows 10's radical DirectX 12 graphics tech, tested: More CPU cores, more performance

If you're buying or building a new gaming PC for Windows 10 and DirectX 12, your priority should be as many "real" CPU cores you can afford, running at high clock speeds.

INTERNET

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Dr. Dre's Apple Music exclusive paid off

Dr. Dre's long-awaited new album Compton: A Soundtrack debuted last week on Apple Music as the service's first high-profile exclusive, and while the release was a big one, it was unclear if Apple could juice enough interest to make exclusivity worth an artist's while. Now it's clear that it is--or at least it was for Dre.

Expert Opinion

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Apple doesn't need its own gadgets to dominate the smart home

If you believe the weekend rumors, Apple will announce a connected-home platform next week at WWDC. But before you get too excited about an iThermostat and an iFridge and an iCamera watching you sleep, consider this: If Apple does get into the home-automation market, that doesn't necessarily mean it'll make smart-home gadgets of its own.

Editors Pick

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Justin.tv goes off the air

With all signs pointing to a Google purchase of Twitch, the company behind Justin.tv has shut down the live video service.

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Verizon fires back at FCC over data throttling

The FCC called out Verizon for its plans to throttle customers with unlimited data plans who use the most data, so the carrier responded.

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Business faces backlash after threatening $500 fines for negative Yelp reviews

Businesses who don't know how to manage their social media presence should remember that the Internet can be vicious.

Latest Product Reviews

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Key Ingredient kitchen tablet review: Yummy recipes can't rescue this crummy tablet

Meatballs. Giant bacon-wrapped meatballs. The Key Ingredient Recipe tablet suggested this fantastic idea to me when I searched for a meatball recipe. It's a good thing the meatballs were tasty, because that's about the only thing this tablet gets right.